Sightseeing and Places to See and Visit in Javea
Agustinas Convent – The community of Discalced Agustinians was formed in Xabia by sister Ana Maria Gallart in 1663.
Ermita Sant Joan
Mare de Deu de Loreto Church
San Bartolome Church – The church is one of the best examples of Late Valencian Gothic architecture. The primitive style of the first church was started in the 14th century.
Javea Soler Blasco Museum
Javea Town Hall – The Town Hall building dates from the 14th century when it was 2 stories high. It was restored in the 18th century and an additional floor was added in the 20th century.
Javea Windmills / Els Molins – Javea has 12 windmills, 11 of them running in a line west to east on the hill top, La Plana, at a height of 190 metres above sea level. The other one the Moli de Safranera is at a lower level only 60 feet above sea level. All were built between the 14th and 18th century for grinding grain.
Montgo National Park and Montgo Mountain
The main beach of Javea is Playa de Arenal, a fine sandy beach with a good range of facilities. The beach is backed by a wide promenade which is lined with shops, bars and restaurants, and is also the location for a lively craft market which is held on warm summer evenings.
Javea holds its weekly market on Thursdays and this is a popular place to stock up on fresh locally grown produce.
Javeas Fishmarket supplies many of the areas restaurants and fishmongers and also sells to the public in a little shop just outside the main auction house on the quay side. As the boats unload their catches they are are sold at auction to the various restaurant owners and fishmongers. A selection of the catch is also sold at the shop on the side of the auction house. It opens around 6:00 pm most evenings.
Some fish are line caught but you will also find other specialities here such as octopus (pulpa), squid and big red Denia prawns (gamba de Dénia) which are reputed to be the best in the world!